Monday 4 September 2017

Companions to cycle French canal to raise funds

Ian on bike

This month, a group of staff and companions will be cycling 365km in a sponsored challenge for Emmaus Village Carlton.

The cycle team includes Ian (pictured above), Tony, Steve, Lesley and Gary. On September 22nd, the group’s sponsored challenge will see them travel to France and cycle the full length of the Nantes to Brest canal.

Their goal is to raise £1000 - please click to sponsor them online if you can - every little helps.

Speaking about the cycle ride, companion Ian said:

We decided to get fit and raise some cash for this wonderful cause close to all our hearts. It’ll be a hard slog with many days of cycling ahead of us, but our aches and pains will be a small price to pay when compared to what Emmaus Village Carlton has done for me in the nine months I’ve lived here."

Emmaus Village Carlton makes such a difference to so many people's lives - offering those who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion a home and meaningful work.  Please help us, help the charity continue this valuable service.

Ian continued:

When people ask me about Emmaus, I always say that it’s a homelessness charity with a difference. It offers more than just a bed for the night – it gives people the chance to do so much more and improve their lives. We’ve been training hard over the past few months so hopefully our efforts will ensure everyone makes it to the finish line and lots of money is raised for Emmaus Village Carlton."

The cycle challenge has been funded by a grant from The Eileen Alexander Legacy Fund through the University of Bedfordshire, covering travel expenses and equipment; this means that all sponsorship raised by the group will support the services provided by Emmaus Village Carlton.

Anyone wishing to sponsor Ian and his team can visit their Justgiving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nantestobrest